10 Scriptures on Weakness
What does the Bible say about weakness?
When you’re struggling with feelings of weakness life can become difficult. Weakness can cause us to take steps backwards, make us hide from people and our destiny, and hurt our confidence.
We will all feel weak at some point. Our circumstances can become overwhelming, we can face loss, and fail at something important. The hardships of life can make us feel weaker and weaker over time.
So what’s the solution?
One of the best things to do when you’re feeling weak is to remind yourself of what the Bible says. Your feelings are very real, and you shouldn’t try to hide the fact that you’re feeling weak. But the Scripture can give us a new perspective and give us the strength we need to keep moving forward.
Here are 10 Bible verses to read when you’re feeling weak:
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV
“When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
Psalm 94:18-19 NIV
“He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.”
Isaiah 40:29 NKJV
“Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength.”
1 Corinthians 15:43 NLT
“To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.”
1 Corinthians 9:22 NIV
“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
Romans 8:26 NKJV
“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.”
Psalm 73:26 NLT
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Matthew 26:41 NIV
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.”
Hebrews 4:15 NIV
“Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
Psalm 82:4 ESV